What is a BJD ?
They are “ball-jointed dolls”, handmade art dolls made of polyurethane resin and have ball shaped joints that allow them to move naturally, almost as a human body would do. All the pieces are connected on the inside with elastic strings and S shaped hooks. They are fully customized, since the eyes, wigs and face painting are easily changeable, so every doll can be unique.
How BJD are made ?
Generally the artists sculpts an original doll with clay (paper clay, polymer clay, epoxy clay…) I personally use Super Sculpey. This is the hardest and longest part of the process!Once the original doll is finished, silicone molds are made for each piece. When the silicone is cured the original pieces are removed from it. Polyurethane resin is poured into the molds. When the resin has hardened, each piece is released from the mold. Then sanded to remove seamlines, receive quality controls and assembled to be packed.The dolls sold on BJD websites are all replicas made from the original clay doll.
When the doll will be available ?
Pre-orders or restock for each BJD are made at least once a year, you can follow me on Instagram for earlier announcements.
Can you make a custom doll for me ?
I don’t do customisation. Sometimes i make full set dolls (with wig, eyes, make-up and clothes) but only with my tastes, then put them on stock here or sell them in conventions.
What is a recast or contrefeit BJD ?
Recast or counterfeit dolls are cheap copies made from a replica by an unauthorized factory. None of the original and legit author/s of the original sculpt receives profit from the sale of recast dolls and only the unauthorized factory takes profit from the sale. Since BJD are not mass produced and batches are usually very small, the production and purchase of recast damages severely the sculptor business and motivation to make new sculpts.